Canadians are known for how nice they are. In fact, it is often a humor at how far they go not to offend others. Now we know why! They are afraid of the punishments if they ever do upset someone!
A 53-year-old Christian landlord in Toronto, Canada has been slapped with a $12,000 “Shariah fine” for not taking off his shoes when entering one of his Muslim tenant’s apartment.
John Alabi has been ordered by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to pay a fine of $12,000 after failing to remove his shoes when he walked into the rental home. He was only there because the Muslim couple was moving out and required a 24-hour notice if he was planning to show the apartment to another possible tenant. So he came by to let them know. Now he is being fined for “religious discrimination.”
They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.
The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation, the Toronto Sun reported. The couple even searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest.
Alabi says he does not have the money to pay the fine and doesn’t know what he’s going to do.
Alabi stated, “What about my rights?” asks the father of three, who has since sold the house. “What about my rights to show my place so I could rent it and put food on the table for my family?”
He continued, “I don’t have the money. I work very hard. If they go into my bank account right now, I don’t have $12,000 there,” he added, “It has just shattered me. I am broken. I am broken.”
While it sounds extreme that a government agency would order a citizen to pay money to a Muslim for offending the Muslim faith, the U.S. is rife with examples of progressives attempting to implement similar restrictions upon non-Muslims, says Pamela Geller, an author and anti-Shariah activist.
“We are already traveling down that path. The foremost indication of this is in the general acceptance of Islamic free-speech restrictions,” Geller told WND.
I knew Canada was quickly traveling down the rabbit hole, but I didn’t realize it was going this quick!